Welcome to the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Affirm your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education resulting in high-quality whole person care.

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Information for Candidates

Learn about the process to become AOA board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, including required exams and eligibility criteria.

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Why Choose AOA?

Designed for physicians by physicians, AOA board certification is an important quality marker for patients and employers.

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Maintaining Certification

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty throughout your career by participating in Osteopathic Continuous Certification.

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Important Dates View All

November 2018 - March 2019

Winter Clinical Exams

Jan. 15, 2019

Application Deadline for Primary Written and OCC Written Exams

Feb. 15, 2019

Application Deadline for Summer Clinical Exam

March 1, 2019

Application Deadline for OCC Clinical Pathway

May 15, 2019

Primary Written Computer Based Exam

June 14, 2019

OCC Written Computer Based Exam

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